Signing Willis McGahee Was Almost Necessary For Cleveland Browns

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The Indianapolis Colts shocked the world Wednesday after trading a 2014 first-round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns for RB Trent Richardson. Richardson was undoubtedly the main source of offense for the Browns, as their passing offense is pretty mediocre. After trading Richardson, it is obvious that they are in a rebuilding mode and will try to build something special in next year’s draft. With Richardson gone, Cleveland’s depth chart at running back was pretty empty, and they were in need of a starting running back. So, after working him out and passing his physical, Willis McGahee is now a Cleveland Brown.

McGahee was previously with the Denver Broncos, but was cut for many reasons. One of the reasons was that he had some fumbling problems last season, which eventually lost him reps during games. Another is that he did get hurt last season, and it seemed Denver was looking for a more durable option at running back. The last reason is the fact that he just wasn’t the best option anymore. Denver was, and still is, pretty deep at running back, and he just wasn’t worthy of a roster spot anymore.

Nonetheless, McGahee is a very good back and will fit well with the Browns. McGahee may not be the fastest or strongest back out there, but he may be the most effective as a situational back.

McGahee’s days as a running back are starting to come to an end, but for the time being, he could really help the Cleveland Browns.


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  • Leo Dougherty

    I think so. as long as he isn’t a fumble machine, won’t do much worse, really. GO BROWNS!!